January 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

None 1-2 Sources 3 Sources 4 Sources or More
All Media: Sep. 2001 15% 31% 9% 45%
All Media: Nov. 2001 10% 37% 10% 43%
All Media:- Dec. 2001 16% 41% 14% 28%
Newspapers: Sep. 2001 10% 18% 8% 64%
Newspapers: Nov. 2001 11% 19% 8% 62%
Newspapers: Dec. 2001 11% 24% 11% 52%
Television Sep. 2001 20% 46% 8% 27%
Television: Nov. 2001 9% 53% 11% 27%
Television: Dec. 2001 18% 50% 15% 18%

Stories about the war on terror were deeply sourced in the immediate aftermath of September 11th but began to rely on fewer sources in the months thereafter.